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[Archived] Mowbray stays as manager

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2 hours ago, gumboots said:

To be quite honest, after the last couple of years, I'll take not being in a relegation scrap for most of the season. I'll take winning more home matches than we lose. I'll take the occasional scalp away from home. No point in pretending the championship will be easy so any successes will be cause for satisfaction and celebration, just no pitch invasions

I'm hoping we are aiming for the play-offs, but I'd be more than happy with mid-table respectability.

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I wonder how he will fare when he goes to India. The feel good factor currently surrounding the club would vanish in an instant if he decided Venkys weren’t going to take next season seriously and didn’t share his ambition.

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8 hours ago, Stuart said:

I wonder how he will fare when he goes to India. The feel good factor currently surrounding the club would vanish in an instant if he decided Venkys weren’t going to take next season seriously and didn’t share his ambition.

And there's the rub for me. I find this softening towards them alarming and given their record nobody knows how they will react. I still find it disconcerting when there has to be a delegation travel to India with what appears to be a begging bowl.

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The statement from the owners was not encouraging in tis context.There was  no reference at all to the years of misery since Venkys took over and only the vaguest of attention to the future.

99% of it was exultation over events of this season. There was no pledge at all to do what was required to assist TM in his endeavours for next season and keep the momentum going.

I appreciate he has still to meet with them but its no secret that he wants transfer funds to move us forward. Of that there was not a word.

They did say "he will get our full support" but that is as vague as it gets and, in any case, every manager they've appointed has had that assurance! :(

 

Edited by 47er
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TM isnt stupid. You can sense every interview has done since promotion is slightly for venkys ears

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3 hours ago, arbitro said:

And there's the rub for me. I find this softening towards them alarming

Happens every time anything remotely positive happens at the club. It usually doesn't last long as a self-inflicted disaster is never far around the corner. 

I still wouldn't put it past them to bring Kean back at some point, so for that reason alone I remain extremely wary of the owners and everything they do in relation to this club.

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Any "abuse" went both ways over the course of the season. As happens on forums and terraces across the country every week. Brfcs isn't the bubble some make it out to be. 

Fact is the negative posters have been more right than they have been wrong over the last 7 years. How many of the ultra positive posters have come out and admitted they were wrong? Very few, and why should they? Opinions are opinions. The only time people should apologise is if they overstepped the mark and got personal. Otherwise they've done nothing wrong besides having an opinion that turned out to be inaccurate. Happens all the time.

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“Mowbray supporters” - love it.

Does that mean that if he goes to West Brom or Stoke or wherever you’ll follow him?

We are all Blackburn Rovers supporters and how we each vocalise our support is what makes messageboards what they are.

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Just doing a bit of research on Mowbrays championship record here. Won the title in 2007/2008 after making a profit on transfers that summer, bringing in 14 players. Made the FA cup semi final too. Also, look at those October and November results in the league, familiar eh. Loves a good October and November does Tony. On the below though, Jesus what a season West Brom had that year, 20 more goals scored than any other team.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007–08_West_Bromwich_Albion_F.C._season 

Next season won't be Tonys 1st rodeo. We are in good hands

 

Edited by Bigdoggsteel

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3 hours ago, Stuart said:

In 2008/09 Coyle got Bumley promoted to the PL.

With Eddie Howes team and structure 🙂

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On 10/05/2018 at 12:47, Bigdoggsteel said:

Just doing a bit of research on Mowbrays championship record here. Won the title in 2007/2008 after making a profit on transfers that summer, bringing in 14 players. Made the FA cup semi final too. Also, look at those October and November results in the league, familiar eh. Loves a good October and November does Tony. On the below though, Jesus what a season West Brom had that year, 20 more goals scored than any other team.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007–08_West_Bromwich_Albion_F.C._season 

Next season won't be Tonys 1st rodeo. We are in good hands

 

That was some season he had there. I see he brought in James Morrison, a player I have always thought to be very underated. His contract is up at the end of the season. Wonder if TM fancies a shot at him again? Would be a quality addition to the squad. 

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1 hour ago, ChrisPriceBaldSpot said:

That was some season he had there. I see he brought in James Morrison, a player I have always thought to be very underated. His contract is up at the end of the season. Wonder if TM fancies a shot at him again? Would be a quality addition to the squad. 

Good call 

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1 hour ago, Bigdoggsteel said:

Good call 

Cracking shout. Wages permitting of course.

People have given Mowbray crap in the past for only signing players he knows. But for me, if you can play at a higher level - then attitude, drive, belief, personality and team compatibility counts for a hell of a lot more than overt flair, reputation and stats. 

Ask a Burnley, Huddersfield, Brighton or especially Stoke fan if they agree.

Seemed a hard worker, good player and a good egg. 

Signing the RIGHT older pros under Mowbray would be light years away from @#/?ing Danny Murphy under Steve bastard Kean.

If Mowbray rates them and trusts them, they’ll do for me.

ITWT

 

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He might be a right tit for all I know, mind.

 

Edited by S8 & Blue

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